WorldCat Identities

Schenck, Joseph M. 1877-1961

Overview
Works: 222 works in 684 publications in 3 languages and 10,797 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Short films  History  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Slapstick comedy films  Historical films  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Attributed name, Author, Production personnel, pmn, Printmaker, Director, Actor, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Joseph M Schenck
 
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The general ; Cops ; Playhouse by Buster Keaton( Visual )

102 editions published between 1926 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The general] A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. [The playhouse] A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. [Cops] A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

21 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Sherlock Jr.] Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
The navigator by Buster Keaton( Visual )

20 editions published between 1923 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The navigator] Keaton stars as Rollo Treadway, an inexperienced lad of extraordinary wealth, and surprisingly little common sense, who finds himself adrift on an immense 500 ft. yacht. [The boat] A slapstick comedy about the adventures of a land-lubber and his family in their homemade sailboat. [The love nest] Buster sets out to sea, forlorn about a lost love
Steamboat Bill, Jr. by Buster Keaton( Visual )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Steamboat Bill, Jr.] Follows the adventures of a spoiled young man forced by his father to learn the ropes of riverboating. [Convict 13] Keaton struggles for survival inside prison walls. [Daydreams] Keaton tries to find his niche by trying out various professions
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

11 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The General: A comedy about a young southerner who repeatedly tried to enlist in the confederate army but was refused because he was of more value to the cause as the engineer of his train, the General. Cops: A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

25 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven chances: A romantically jinxed young man must marry by 7 pm to inherit seven million dollars. While fate seems to thwart his efforts to woo the object of his true affection, public announcement of his strange predicament provides him with a throng of would-be brides
College by James W Horne( Visual )

24 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[College] Ronald is an idealistic freshman who attends Clayton College in pursuit of higher learning, but finds himself instead embroiled in a war of athletics as he fights for the heart of his beloved coed, Mary. [The electric house] Buster turns an ordinary dwelling into an automated funhouse. [Hard luck] A suicidal Buster makes a final effort at fitting in with society at a swank country club. [The blacksmith] Mechanical mayhem is wrought in a blacksmith's shop
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )

25 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
Three ages by Buster Keaton( Visual )

21 editions published between 1921 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Three ages] Romantic misadventures from the dawn of man in the Stone Age, through the gladiatorial arenas of Ancient Rome to the city streets of the American Jazz Era. A clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. [The goat] Keaton is mistaken for a nefarious gunslinger named Dead Shot Dan. [My wife's relations] A comedy of domestic turmoil that seems to reflect some of the tensions between Keaton and the Talmadges, his real life in-laws at the time
Battling Butler by Buster Keaton( Visual )

16 editions published between 1921 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Battling Butler] Alfred Butler, un homme délicat, est faussement pris pour "Battling" Butler, une boxeur renommé. [The haunted house] Buster se réfugie dans un manoir qui s'avère être hanté. [The frozen North] Buster vit de nombreuses péripéties dans le Grand Nord canadien
Go West by Buster Keaton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go west (1925): Heeding the expansionist call of Horace Greeley, a hapless young man idealistically hops a freight train to meet his destiny, with hilarious results; The scarecrow (1920): Follow the unhealthy competition between roommates vying for the attentions of a young lady; The paleface (1921): Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers
Call of the wild by Ken Annakin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack Thornton is an adventurer who travels the Yukon in search of gold. Whe he pays $250 for Buck, a sled dog with the strenght of his part-wolf ancestry, Jack's luck changes. A winning $1,000 bet on Buck's stamina is only the first of the rewards that his friendship with the canine will bring. When the pair, along with Jack's friend Shorty, happen upon a woman who's lost her husband in the wild they begin their greatest adventure yet in this rousing tale of camaraderie and adventure"--Container
The saphead by Buster Keaton( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
Buster Keaton collection by Buster Keaton( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
Sherlock Jr. ; and, Three ages( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth and , in one breathtaking sequence, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life
The best Arbuckle/Keaton collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 12 originally silent films with English intertitles and added musical accompaniment that Arbuckle and Keaton made for Schenck between 1917 and 1919. The films in this collection were gathered from international archives and private collections. The English intertitles are new, and except for Coney Island and Back stage, derived from non-English scources
Our hospitality ; Sherlock Jr.( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hospitality / directed by Buster Keaton and Jack Blystone. Starring Buster Keaton, Natalie Talmadge, Joe Roberts, Joe Keaton, Ralph Bushman, Craig Ward. A New York man (Keaton) returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. 1923 (75 min.)
Arbuckle & Keaton( Visual )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Bell boy] Arbuckle and Keaton as bellboys at a small town hotel, which they eventually completely wreck. Features Arbuckle's classic "shaving routine," where he progressively turns a Rasputin-like character into General Grant, Abraham Lincoln and then into the Kaiser
Born to be bad by Lowell Sherman( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A childless couple agree to take a boy into their home after his mother is declared unfit. The mother is determined to take advantage of the man and tries to blackmail him. In the end, selfless love and charity are celebrated in this heartwarming movie
Rain by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

19 editions published between 1932 and 2004 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadie Thompson is a South Seas island trollop confronted by an old-fashioned fire-and brimstone minister who masquerades his desires for her as a desire to save her soul. Unable to accept his sin, the minister cuts his throat and Sadie turns to a naive Marine to continue her dissolute lifestyle
 
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Alternative Names
Joseph M. Schenck Film studio executive

Joseph Schenck Amerikaans filmproducent (1878-1961)

Joseph Schenck produttore cinematografico russo

Joseph Schenck US-amerikanischer Filmindustrieller

Schenck, Joe 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph 1878-1961

Schenck, Joseph M.

Джозеф М. Шенк

Шенк, Джозеф

Ҷозеф Шенк

ג'וזף שנק

جوزف ام. شنک تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

ジョセフ・M・シェンク

约瑟夫·M·申克

約瑟夫·尚克

Languages
English (337)

Spanish (5)

French (3)